So this is a slightly different review than normal. As you can probably tell it’s not really a gadget that you can stuff a couple of batteries into or connect your smartphone to but the BeerBro is awesome! Developed by two guys over in Manhattan, NY is really answering one of Man’s most needed issues. How to open a cold bottle of beer and look good whilst doing it?
At the time of writing this blog, Mike and Dave are well into their Kickstarter campaign with around 2 weeks left to go and have already hit their target of $5000 which goes to show that this is certainly going to be a popular product! They were really kind and shipped me a very fetching silver BeerBro to the UK my Carrier Pigeon so I could write this blog!! Cheers guys 😀
Now you maybe thinking why? Well let me tell you fellow Geeks! The Waiter’s Friend above is horrible, struggles to pop a cap in one fell swoop, and always gets lost in the bottom of your bag etc! If you’ve got some dainty digits then it’s also going to cut deep. The BeerBro, while it can’t open a bottle of wine (Who drinks that stuff anyway?) certainly aids in the opening of your preferred tipple. It looks good, feels great and the best is yet to come!! In other words, it’s gonna look good just sat on your kitchen top and like my good friend Dan says, it’s a piece of art and not just purposeful!
For all you metal geeks out there, the BeerBro has an 6061-T6 aluminum frame, sports a stainless steel 304 insert, and rocks two neodymium cap-catching magnets. This beast will take a Velociraptor on and win! The key is in the magnets, once you’ve popped, your cap is going to stick to the opener and stop it bouncing off into the wild to never be seen for at least 5 years! The magnets will allow you to catch around 4-5 caps at which point you can grab em and bin em!
I love a good bit of metal and this opener seems that it’s going to live longer than I will and hopefully be looking just as good in a 1000 years time, this can’t be said for many of those flimsy plastic openers! I gave it a good old bend test and I got nothing, not even a hint of a bend which can’t be said for the iPhone 6+ :p